Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Gators vs Wildcats CBB Odds
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(23-5) Florida Gators vs. Kentucky Wildcats (23-5)
2017 NCAA Basketball – SEC
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Rupp Arena, Lexington Kentucky
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Wildcats -4.5
CBB Betting Total: 157
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The question heading into the season was whether any team would be good enough to compete with the Wildcats.
The Gators and Wildcats enter this one with the exact same record, Florida is technically up with a win over the Cats on their home floor.
This is a matchup that will definitely be key to determining seeding in a couple of week’s time.
This was no expected to be a particularly great Florida team. They might have been thought to be the best second best team in the SEC but not neck and neck with UK.
In the home win against the Wildcats they held them to a season low shooting percentage. Florida is a good defensive team but that might be a lot to expect again on the road.
When they have the ball one of the limitations of this group is that they don’t have that one player who can get buckets when they really need them.
KeVaughn Allen is their top scorer at 13ppg and is one of the streakier players you can find. If he is hot lookout though as he will keep stepping back deeper and deeper.
Canyon Barry has proven more than ready for the SEC after a big season at College of Charleston. He is the second leading scorer and top free throw favourite with his trademark Barry style.
John Egbunu scored 8 points with 7 rebound the first time they played. They will miss his size and experience.
The Wildcats only have 5 losses. It feels like more because they have had so many underwhelming performances. Their spread numbers are ugly.
Still there is a lot to like about this club. The backcourt of De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk is young but elite, especially Monk, who is one of the best shooters in the game. Isaiah Briscoe gives them a trio of guards that handle it well and have complimentary offensive styles.
It will be interesting to see if they go inside more in this one with Egbunu out. They kind of lived by the jump shot in the earlier loss but might be able to get more done inside in this one.
A win in this one probably gets them the regular season conference title which could help with seeding. Plus they have revenge.
CBB Betting Trends:
- FLA are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- FLA are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Southeastern.
- Over is 12-5 in FLA last 17 road games.
- UK are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- UK are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. Southeastern.
- UK are 22-10 ATS in their last 32 home games.
Free Florida Gators vs. Kentucky Wildcats NCAAB Prediction:
The Wildcats will definitely be favored at home. I like them unless the line is silly.
Florida is good but they are stocked with NBA talent. The Kentucky game might be the biggest outlier they have so you don’t want to over consider it.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNDER 157
Look for a solid win by UK but the Gators are not going to roll over.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Kentucky 77 – Florida 69
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